Southbound Inside Passage Cruise - Seattle, WA to Juneau, AK
This itinerary is the the order of the Northbound Inside Passage Cruise, however the Southbound Inside Passage Cruise is the reverse of the Northbound.
(Unless listed, each day’s meals include: Breakfast, lunch, cocktails, dinner)
Day 1 - Seattle, WA
Boarding for the Island Spirit Begins at 12:00 PM with a leisurely lunch. Cruising begins at 1:00 PM - transit through the Locks. Enjoy cruising and wildlife. Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 PM Dinner aboard, while we cruise tonight to Historic Coupeville, WA. PLEASE NOTE, THERE IS NO BOARDING PRIOR TO 12:30 PM. (lunch, cocktails, dinner)
Day 2 - Coupeville, WA
Breakfast at 8:30, followed by a visit Historic Coupeville for an Island Spirit Tour; Cruising begins at 12:30. Lunchtime aboard as we cruise today to Friday Harbor, WA then on to Roche Harbor.
Day 3 - Cruise through CANADA
We depart this morning for Canadian waters. Enjoy the wildlife, including Orca and White sided dolphins, Northbound through the inside passage through Canada.
Day 4 - Cruise through CANADA
Search for Orca Whales and White sided dolphin; enjoy some narrative talks from our onboard Naturalist.
Day 5 - Cruise through CANADA
Enjoy some relaxing time, some narrative talks about the sea, land, and wildlife from our onboard Naturalist; this evening we enter back into US waters. Tonight we will anchor in a small bay in Alaska.
Day 6 - Ketchikan, AK
This morning we head to Ketchikan, AK, our entrance to Alaska, back on US shores. Enjoy a day to shop and explore the touristy town of Ketchikan. Buy your souvenirs here, as we are not a shopping cruise. Back aboard to see the real Alaska.
Day 7 - Behm Canal, AK
Today we cruise through the Behm Canal and Misty Fjords National Monument, a spectacular Alaskan cruising area. We will take a visit to Punchbowl cove for lunch. Tonight we enjoy a peaceful evening at anchor.
Day 8 - Misty Fjords, AK
Today we continue cruising Misty Fjords National Monument area. We will stop in a quiet little cover for afternoon kayaking if weather permits, and cruise to a quiet anchor.
Day 9 - Wrangell, AK
This morning we will cruise to Wrangell, AK. Here you will enjoy a thrilling Jet boat ride up the Stikine River; Evening port tonight in Wrangell.
Day 10 - Petersburg, AK
This morning we cruise through the Wrangell Narrows - visit the quaint town of Petersburg, AK, a small fishing community. This afternoon we will anchor in local bay for some kayaking.
Day 11 - Dawes Glacier, AK
Today we will visit the beautiful Endicott Arm and get a good look at the Dawes Glacier, from our own vessel, where you view spectacular calving. Watch for the seals that rest on the ice. Anchor tonight by Dawes Glacier.
Day 12 - Ford’s Terror, AK
This morning we will enter into a region that is some of the most scenic in the Tongass National Forest. We will enjoy a day in Ford’s Terror, with skiff rides with our naturalist, or kayaking to watch nature at its best. Be among a handful to visit this Majestic Fjord, one of the most majestic hidden Fjords in AK.
Day 13 - Brunch in Ford’s Terror, AK
This morning you can enjoy a morning of kayaking and skiff rides. Have a leisurely brunch then depart Ford’s Terror 11:30 AM. This afternoon we cruise to Juneau; Dinner aboard the Island Spirit at 6:30 PM.
Day 14 - Juneau, AK
This morning you will enjoy your final breakfast aboard the Island Spirit at 8:30 AM, followed by transfers to hotels or airport. (Please note, we are in port the evening before departures to accommodate early flights. Please note, all guests are required to disembark by 12:00 PM. so we may ready the vessel for our next cruise). (Breakfast)